Early Theme Adopters: Pictorico

Great Resource from Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

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Launched last month, Pictorico is a free theme that combines a dynamic portfolio-style home page with a simple, single-column layout for posts and pages. It’s great for pro photographers, casual photobloggers, and anyone who wants a sleek space for personal blogging.

Let’s take a look at a few sites using Pictorico:

A Feast for the Eyes

British blogger Issy shares recipes at A Feast for the Eyes, a name that perfectly captures the focus of the site: food and photography. Pictorico‘s front-page grid displays her mix of dishes beautifully — her images are crisp and bold, while her plate setups are stylish and carefully considered.

Issy sets featured images on individual posts, adding color and sophistication to the header area. She also takes advantage of the theme’s clean, single-column layout, letting her images shine on the page:

Ubuntu

The traveler and outdoor enthusiast at Ubuntu sets a wide custom header…

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Reducing Chromatic Aberration in HDR Photos

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Whenever you have a high contrast area, it’s easy to end up with chromatic aberration in a photo. This often results in a purple or green fringe along the edges of some objects in the photo.  When merging HDR photos, this problem can become event worse.  In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to fix the problem in both Photomatix Pro and then use Adobe Camera Raw to clean up spots.

In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn how to quickly get results.  Remember, you can pull down a fully functional demo version of Photomatix Pro as well.


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